We all want a beach body, especially now that Summer is just a few months away! This means as early as Spring, we all have to stop eating nasty shit and opening cans of whatever beer you have hidden under your fridge.
Diet and exercise is great and all, and believe me it gets the job done, but why not have a little help in the form of a supplement? Specifically, Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout.
As the name implies, Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout promises each user to have a beach body with prolonged use. The question now is, will it be the super fit type of beach body or the dad-bod?
Read my Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout review to find out.
About Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout review
Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout is claimed to allow you to burst through your toughest challenges with a huge boost of energy. I like the sound of that, but then again lifting my max twice ain’t exactly what I consider a challenge; more like a chore. They promise the usual like extra energy, sharp focus, and increased muscle power.
I like the sound of that, but we all know better than to trust companies on their word, right bros?
- Super simple formula. A lot of room for potency, bro.
- Huge serving size. The two-scoop serving offers 12 grams!
- “Safe” energy. I wonder what they mean by safe energy…it’s just caffeine, right?
Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout Review: nutrition label
Other Ingredients: Beet sugar, Citric acid, Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) leaf extract, Natural lemonade flavor type, Silica.
Gently shake the container to loosen compressed powder. Mix 1 level scoop with 8 oz of water until dissolved according to the RECOMMENDED USE below. Drink within 30 minutes before exercise. If sensitive to caffeine or other stimulants, start with 1 scoop. Do not exceed 2 scoops at one time, not more than twice daily, and at least 4 hours apart.
Bodyweight <160 lbs. >160 lbs.
Serving(s) 1 scoop 2 scoops
Water 8 oz 16 oz
Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout Review: ingredients list
There are two serving suggestions: One scoop for light boys and two scoops for the heavy men. For the sake of clarity and consistency, I’ll be reviewing the ingredient dosages as if we’re going two scoops, because damn it I’m not a boy anymore.
- Beta-alanine. We all know this pre workout favorite for its stamina and endurance benefits, helping us have better sets and more reps. The problem is even with two scoops, you’ll just be getting 1.6 grams which is just too small for a serious lifter.
- Wait a minute…this ain’t a real pre workout! Sure, this is a really good antioxidant but there’s really nothing about it being an ingredient for pre workout supplements. And they wasted 1000 mg WTF Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout?!
- They boast of their caffeine coming from natural sources and not anhydrous, meaning it’s supposed to be one of those “no crash” caffeine ingredients. Hmmm….okay. I’ll buy that. We have a really tolerable dose of 200 mg of this really popular (and legal!) stimulant. I wish I can say more, but that’s what caffeine does, bro.
Okay, that was pretty underwhelming if I were to be honest. I expected more with such a huge serving size, but perhaps that was a tall order from a company that promises a beach body.
Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout Review: formula analysis
I can tell my Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout review won’t end on a high note. The fact that Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout is literally hyped up yet barely offers anything is a bad sign for the supplement industry.
I don’t even have much to analyze if I were to be completely honest. Beta alanine is weakly dosed, we have no effing idea why they added Quercetin, and the only good thing about this product is a decent dose of caffeine which is supposedly natural.
For the record, I gave Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout the benefit of the doubt. The serving size of 12 g for two scoops made me think the three key ingredients would be super potent and dosed. But then, Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout just added sugars and fillers for carbs.
If you read the fine print it says 8 of the 12 gram serving is just carbohydrates. In a pre workout, you need carbs, but if your supplement is 75% carbs, you’re selling a glorified potato powder.
Protip: Okay, let’s say you have Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout in your cabinet for whatever goddamn reason. How do you make it work? Simple: You take advantage of the short formula and stack it!
If you’re like most lifters, you probably have a few cans of weak supplements. Do the math, compare the ingredients, and mix them with Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout to have something better. I just can’t vouch for the taste, but we’re all men here, so man up and drink it like it’s your last.
Is Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout Plant Based?
There’s nothing in the label that says it’s plan-based other than the drawing of a leaf. I checked the label and at the very least, they seem to have only used natural or close-to-nature ingredients. The caffeine isn’t in anhydrous form and instead, sourced from green tea and coffee bean extracts. Despite all the signs, however, no official word on it being plant-based.
So, does Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout work?
Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout likely works, but not as advertised. The only thing it can really do for you is grant you two cups of coffee’s worth of energy. As far as gym performance is concerned, you’re screwed.
Does Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout have a lot of caffeine?
200 mg of caffeine isn’t much. My 13-year old nephew drinks more caffeine from his fancy Starbucks frappuccino than what Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout offers. That’s not to say it’s a weak dosage, though. My personal range is between 200 to 250 mg per serving.
So, is Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout any good or just hype?
The hype around Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout is just unbelievable, and I mean that in a bad way. There’s no way this pre workout is popular because of what it can do, which is just a good dose of energy and barely any endurance.
Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout Review: benefits for muscle
Whatever benefit beta alanine will give your muscles won’t be enough. The most it can do for your muscles is help you recovery a little bit faster, but again the dosage is just too small for it to be really noticeable.
Who is Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout made for?
Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout is made for whoever is a fan of this company. Anyone who possesses basic supplement knowledge would likely not even consider this pre workout.
Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout Review: side effects
There are likely no side effects. The beta alanine has too small a dose to give you the itches, and caffeine is within my preferred working dosage. Also, caffeine is sourced naturally and not in anhydrous form. The natural forms help prevent the jitters and crashes.
Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout Review: pros and cons
- Transparent blend. At least they’re not afraid to show their stuff.
- Easy to build on. That is if you plan on stacking it.
- Weak formula. I had low expectations, but this is just lower.
- Really weak ingredient for a pre workout.
- You have got to be kidding me.
- 1 bottle (40 servings): $49.95
- Available online and in retail stores.
Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout Review: summary
Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout is the exact type of supplement that many newbies will probably get duped by. It has a lot of fancy marketing, probably plenty of brand ambassadors on Instagram, and the name of the product implies the type of body every man wants.
Despite the huge serving size, the super simple formula became a super weak blend due to underdosing and giving the bulk of the powder to carbs. Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout had so much room for more, yet they decided to add fillers instead. On top of that, they have the balls to charge us $50 per can!
I cannot stress this enough: Beachbody Performance Energize Pre-workout is not something you want on your supplements list.